03 Dec 2021
A blog by Esther Brooker, Marine Policy and Engagement Officer. Scotland has been well and truly in the global limelight for the past weeks, with the high-profile UN Conference of the Parties for Climate Change (COP26) being co-hosted by the UK and Italian Governments in Glasgow .
30 Aug 2021
Author: Hannah Evans, Project Officer, Fidra We’ve all heard about the devasting effects of plastic pollution and we know our relationship with single-use materials needs to change. We’ve seen plastic bottles, food containers and shopping bags floating in the seas. We’ve watched footage of marine life swimming in a fog of our disposable […]
27 Aug 2021
Last week the Scottish Government and Scottish Green Party announced a co-operation agreement and shared policy programme, the first of its kind in the UK. Whilst not exhaustive, and still to be voted on by Scottish Green members, many welcome commitments are included
01 Jul 2021
A Blog from Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust – Scotland’s coastline is rich with marine wildlife and is a fantastic place to connect with nature, slow down and soak up some vitamin sea. Over a quarter of all species of whale, dolphin, and porpoise, have been recorded here, and that’s not all… Scotland is one […]
29 Mar 2021
Scotland’s salmon farming industry has been the focus of much attention over the last few years, and most recent developments have focused around its impact on marine mammals.
17 Dec 2020
As 2020 comes to an end, it is time to reflect on this challenging year, and the opportunities that lie ahead! As this challenging year comes to an end, we are all lifting our heads to the horizon for glimmers of hope. The Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated how much we all rely on nature […]
03 Aug 2020
Our ocean remains in desperate need of recovery. International expert reports released in 2019 underlined the stark consequences for biodiversity and ecological systems due to climate change and human overexploitation of living resources on land and sea. Since then, the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought our world close to standstill, with the tragic loss […]
21 Jul 2020
…and why it must start now. A walk along the beach, kayaking around the coast encountering porpoise and orca, fishing for a living or for leisure, and childhood seaside summer holidays – everyone has a story to tell about the value of the ocean. Imagine all that gone or irrevocably changed, and our children or […]
10 Jul 2020
Calling all filmmakers! LINK’s Marine Group is commissioning a short, impactful film that will show the environmental and societal importance of Scotland’s seas and why healthy ocean ecosystems are so intrinsically connected to human health.
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